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Exploring Natures Playground: Outdoor Activities and Fun for Everyone

Nestled amidst the scenic beauty of northern England, Brampton in Cumbria, makes a fantastic base for those wanting to enjoy a variety of outdoor activities. From picturesque walks to exciting water sports, it is a great location for unforgettable adventures. So gather your loved ones, explore the great outdoors, and create cherished memories in this picturesque part of the UK!

Here are our suggestions of nine fantastic activities within a 20-mile radius of Brampton.

Canoeing or Boating at Talkin Tarn Country Park

Location: Talkin Tarn Country Park, Brampton, CA8 1HN
Rent a boat or canoe and set sail on the tranquil waters of Talkin Tarn. Enjoy a leisurely family cruise or engage in friendly competitions among friends while surrounded by the park’s natural beauty.

Cycling Route 72, the Hadrian's Wall Route

Location: Hadrian’s Wall Cycle Route (no. 72), Brampton
Provider: Self-guided
Ride your own or rent bicycles and explore the Hadrian’s Wall cycle route (Route 72). Enjoy a family-friendly ride while discovering the history and beauty of this ancient Roman monument.

Watersports at Ullswater

Location: Ullswater, Park Foot Holiday Park, Pooley Bridge
Experience the thrill of paddleboarding or kayaking on the stunning Ullswater Lake. Alfresco Adventures provide equipment rentals and instructor led experiences, ensuring an unforgettable water adventure.

Hiking Along the Historic Hadrian's Wall

Location: Hadrian’s Wall Path
Provider: Self-guided.
Enjoy a walk along the historic Hadrian’s Wall through the rugged Cumbrian Countryside. Take in the spectacular views and imagine what life was like as a Roman Soldier. Stop at one of the Roman forts or the famous tree at Sycamore Gap.  If you walk too far you can always catch the bus back!

Nature Walks in Geltsdale

Location: RSPB Geltsdale, Halbankgate, Brampton CA8 2PN
Provider: Self-guided
Take a nature walk through the scenic RSPB Geltsdale nature reserve. Encounter diverse wildlife and enjoy the serenity of this remarkable area. Visit the visitor centre (unmanned) to find out why Geltsdale is so special.

Fishing at New Mills Trout Fishing Park

Location: New Mills Trout Fishing Park, Brampton CA8 2QS
Cast a line and indulge in a peaceful day of fishing round the trout lake.  Everything you’ll need is supplied along with instruction. Enjoy quality time with family and friends while trying your luck at catching fish. 

Climbing at Eden Rock Climbing Wall

Location: Eden Rock Climbing Wall, Carlisle, CA1 3NQ
Challenge your climbing skills at Eden Rock Climbing Wall in Carlisle. Suitable for beginners and experienced climbers, this indoor facility offers a range of climbing challenges under the guidance of expert instructors.

Go Ape at Whinlatter Forest Park

Location: Whinlatter Forest Park, Keswick, CA12 5TW
Provider: Go Ape
Challenge yourself with treetop adventures including high ropes, zip lines, and Tarzan swings. Go Ape offers exhilarating activities suitable for a variety of ages, providing a unique outdoor experience in the heart of the forest.

Picnic at Lanercost Priory and Paddle in the River Irthing

Location: Lanercost Priory, Lanercost, Brampton CA8 2HQ
Provider: Self-guided

Take a break from adventures and enjoy a relaxing picnic at the historic ruins of Lanercost Priory. Surrounded by beautiful gardens and peaceful surroundings, it’s the perfect spot for quality family time.  If the day is hot you can always cool off in the River Irthing.